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THIS JUST IN!!!!!

 

Hy-Vee management has extended an open invitation to Plattsmouth area residents to join them at a free "meet the team cookout" on our downtown Entertainment Plaza, 4th and Main Street, from 11am - 1pm, this Saturday, Sept 28.  


Brats or burgers available to the first 600 people.  

 
Join in the festivities and welcome Hy-Vee staffers to our community.  Please advise your various organizations.
 
Make sure to like "Plattsmouth" Hy-Vee on facebook for updates.

 

 

ATTENTION:

 

The recycling trailer at the end of Main Street is CLOSED.

It will be emptied again Thursday, October 3, 2013.

 

CLICK HERE to view where our other County Recycling Trailers are


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You can apply by visiting www.Hy-Vee.com 

There are LOTS of Part-Time positions available.


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2013 Fall Class Schedule

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Join us for this exciting Webinar series, Gardening At Lunch, right from your desk at work or home.

You must pre-register for each program, and will need a computer with internet access and a phone to participate. During each program, you can view, listen, and interact with the speakers.

To register, go to: http://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/ 

If you want to join this program but do not have a computer, check with your local Extension office to see if they can set up an area to show it to those who would like to join in the program but don’t have access to a computer or the internet at home, work, or the library. Be sure to come early or call ahead so that you can get registered for the program before it begins.

 


 

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 LIBRARY NEWS!!

 

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Adult Game Nights will Resume in October

There will not be any adult game nights at the library until fall. Many people are out of town during the summer and those that stay in town take advantage of the nice weather to listen to music at the Plattsmouth Entertainment Center on Fridays. We hope to see our avid gamers when we resume adult game nights in October.

 

 


New Exhibits and Festival Activities at

Cass County Museum

  

In conjunction with the Plattsmouth Harvest Festival, Cass County Historical Society has opened a new exhibit "Harvest Memories: Farm Life and Fall Festivals". The exhibit recalls the 1916 Fall Festival and Kass Kounty King Korn Karnivals from the 1930s to the 1960s. Included are photographs and memorabilia such as ties and souvenir pins.  The exhibit will continue through October 27. 

Also on view through October 27  is the  exhibit "Remembering Beautiful Merritt Beach". Included are photographs  about the recreation area that was located  just south of the Platte River on the east side of Highway 75. Merritt Beach was in operation from the 1930s through 1989. 

Cass County Museum's regular summer hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.   

For additional information about the exhibits or special festival events, contact the museum, 402-296-4770.

 

 


Back by popular demand is ....
 
The Plattsmouth Conservancy Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk!  
The Ghost Walk will take place on the evenings of 
Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m
 
You will have the opportunity to follow the night watchman’s lantern through the enchanted hills of Plattsmouth where they will step inside four historic Plattsmouth homes and experience haunted tales of current and days gone by.  You will also make stops during your walk and listen to stories of ghost hauntings in the local Plattsmouth area. 
 
This is not your traditional “haunted house” event.  We promise that no skeletons will pop out at you or giant spiders drop down on you (or at least that I know of).  But perhaps you will catch a glimpse of a ghostly spirit who chooses to make their presence known at this time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is most easily penetrated.
 
This is a walking tour so appropriate dress and walking shoes are recommended.  There is a total of twelve blocks between the four houses with stops at each house where guests will be seated to listen to a haunted tale.
 
To make reservations please contact Sandra Allgeier @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (402) 296-2249.  You may also purchase tickets at Antiques Off Main, 125 S 5th Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska  - (402) 296-3113.  
 
If you are interested in attending the Ghost Walk I would encourage you to purchase your tickets early.  Tickets are limited and we sold out quickly in previous years.
 
This really is a great event – I promise you will not be disappointed!

 

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Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

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Also all 12-16wk old kittens are

1/2 price adoptions.

 

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Adoption fee on all animals is $60.

This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).

Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!

ADOPTION APPLICATION

Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235

 


 

HAPPY PAWS AND PETS AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH

 

Seventh-Annual “Doggy Day” Planned at

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm

 

On Saturday, October 5th, Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is going to the dogs for an event to benefit Happy Paws Animal Advocacy and the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter. 

 

 Farm owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen are inviting visitors to bring their canine companions to the farm for a day of exercise and exciting farm sights and smells.  Doggy admission is $5.00 and all doggy admission proceeds will be donated to the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter and Happy Paws, a pet advocacy group that supports the shelter.  Donation jars will be in place so that even those who don’t bring a dog can still participate.

 

 Volunteers from the organizations will be on-site throughout the day with literature and pets which can be adopted from the shelter. 

 

 “Many of the animals we have here at the farm, including our dogs and cats, have been adopted, and we want to help other animals who need new homes,” said Teresa Lorensen.   “It’s a cause we care a lot about.”

 

 Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE.  Their annual pumpkin patch festival runs through October 27th.  Hours are:  Fridays 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  For more information and a complete listing of events at the farm, visit their website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com

 

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

 

Bloom Where You‘re Planted Farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE, 27 miles east of Lincoln or 30 miles south of Omaha.  Take US Hwy. 34 to 108th Street, then travel ½ mile north. Visit www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com for a map, directions, and calendar of special events, or call 402-267-4104

 

The farm is owned and operated by Terry and Teresa Lorensen, and has been in Teresa’s family since 1944.  The farm and pumpkin patch opened to the public in 2005. 

 

 


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So, you want to be an Innkeeper?

 

If you love meeting new people, enjoy providing hospitality, and are interested in generating additional income for your family, you may become the perfect Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper. The Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast (NABB) is interested in recruiting and training a cadre of exceptional innkeepers to meet the growing demand of tourists visiting Nebraska. The course is divided into four sessions: The Bed and Breakfast Industry and Role of the Innkeeper, Handling the Business Aspects (property requirements, insurance, funding, and taxes), Developing a Marketing Plan, and Networking in the Community.

 

The class will be offered October 27 from 1 pm – 5 pm and October 28 from 8:00 am-5:00pm at Whispering Pines B&B in Nebraska City, NE.  Class will include lunch on Monday, Aspiring Innkeeper membership in NABB, textbook and resource materials. The tuition covers up to two participants per property. Lodging packages available for those that register.

 

Register through Southeast Community College online by following this link to the catalog or by contacting Cindy Meyer atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-873-319.  Must register by October 14th.

 

For more information about the Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast visit www.nebraskabb.com

 


 

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Things That “Sting” 
 
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Wasps:    Yellow jacket wasps become a nuisance in our area from late summer until the first freeze.  If you have been to a picnic, outside restaurant, sporting event, or any outdoor event you have most likely come across these wasps.  At this time of the year they are scavenging for food and unfortunately, they are attracted to human food.
 
• Never swing, strike or run away from a wasp.  Quick movements can provoke the wasp to sting.
 
• If you’re eating outdoors, keep your food covered- especially fruit and soft drinks.  
 
• Refuse containers should have tight-fitting lids.  Pet bowls should be cleaned after using.
 
• Avoid using perfume, aftershave lotions, scented soaps and shampoos when you will be in areas where bees and wasps congregate.
 
• Avoid wearing bright, colored flowery prints.  Jewelry that is shiny may also attract bees and wasps.
 
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Spiders:  The brown recluse and black widow are two types of spiders that callers frequently ask about. The black widow may have a red hour glass on its belly. The brown recluse usually is yellow-orange in color and has a violin-shaped marking on its head. These bites are seldom fatal, but can have serious side effects. If bitten, 
contact the poison center. Symptoms may vary and treatment is different for each spider.
 
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Allergy medications:  Seasonal allergies can make people miserable this time of the year.  Stinging, red, watery eyes and runny noses are common symptoms of ragweed and mold in the fall. These symptoms are combated with nasal sprays, antihistamines, decongestants and inhalers.  Be careful not to leave these medications out where young children may have access to them.  Always read your medication labels and keep track of the times you take your medications to avoid errors.   Medications are the leading cause of childhood poisoning.  
 
Medications are also the leading cause of poisoning deaths in adults.
 
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Peppers:  Capsaicin, the oily chemical irritant found in hot peppers, can cause stinging, redness and burning pain when handled.  The oil is spread easily, so avoid touching areas such as the eyes and face.  The best prevention is to wear rubber gloves while canning.
 
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The Nebraska Regional Poison Center number, 1-800-222-1222, should be programmed into every phone and should be the first place you call to get immediate, professional, 24/7 help from the experts. 
 
Sponsored by The Nebraska Medical Center ● University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

**I personally have used the Poison Center a few times.  The ladies that have answered my phone calls have been very helpful in answering my questions.  I also have them on speed dial :)


 

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Eclectics Festival with Greenblatt & Seay

Greenblatt & Seay will be featured presenters for the Eclectics Festival sponsored by the Nebraska American String Teachers Association.  the Eclectics Festival will take place on Saturday, September 28, at the Millard West High School.At 2 PM, Greenblatt & Seay will host a reading session of their publications, including selections from their Tunes for Two series.  At3 PM, these multi-instrumentalists will be performing a selection of Scandinavian tunes, featuring the nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle from Sweden), and music from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. At4 pm, Greenblatt & Seay will host a Diatonic Workshop, featuring a hands-on-harmonica session, and demonstrations of penny whistles, mountain dulcimer, etc.For more information about this festival or to register, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 


 

Fiddle Contest in Avoca, Nebraska

Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the Seventeenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 13, at2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.Contestants can register on line (     http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee_preregistration.shtml).Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.  The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on towww.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

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OCVC Seeks Administrative and Marketing Support

The Otoe County Visitors Committee of Otoe County in Southeast Nebraska seeks qualified individuals or businesses to contract with to provide administrative and marketing support in their efforts to promote events, attractions, and lodging in Otoe County. 

Administrative assistance, approximately 10-12 hours monthly, is needed to: coordinate, support, & attend monthly meetings, process billing, oversee marketing funds requests, and receive and fulfill information requests. 

Marketing related support, approximately 35-40 hours monthly, is needed to: research potential placements, produce ads & copy, communicate with advertising outlets, and oversee website and social media presence; photography, editing, and video production skills are a plus.  

A complete RFP is attached and available at www.visitotoecounty.com. A cover letter and resume along with contact information for three references should be delivered to NCTC, 806 1st Ave, Nebraska City, NE, 68410 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 1. Finalists will be contacted promptly and may be asked to submit additional materials or work samples by October 11. Contract to beginNovember 1, 2013.

 


 

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